Archiv der Kategorie: Methods-english

#mm: Storytelling online

Stories and examples for lecture, training and seminar

On 14 October 2020, the seminar „Storytelling in trade union education work“ took place for the second time. This time online and therefore also shortened in time. The big question for the trainers Michael Ziereis and Ulli Lipp: Storytelling, is it also possible online? How much is lost when we hear the narrators through the speaker and see them as a section of a picture?

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#mm: Methods with distance – Part 2

Lineups with avatars

Constellations are an extremely popular method that many trainers like to use often – so often that they even made it into our series „Annoying Methods“.
In Corona times, however, constellations cannot be done anyway – unless perhaps the whole group goes outside and everyone takes their baby elephants with them. So what to do?

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#mm: Methods with distance – Part 1

Classroom training is starting up again. Now, methods are needed in which we don’t get too close to each other and in which the risk of infection is also minimized in other ways. There is much more to it than just a frontal lecture. Diversity of methods and especially the activation of the participants are also important in times of a pandemic! Here are our experiences after practical tests.

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#mm: Tips for closing

Designing the end of trainings, courses and seminars

Conclusions of seminars & co. are a key point in the learning process. They also determine whether participants leave the seminar room full of energy and encouragement or get up from their computers after a webinar. We have compiled tips and suggestions: How do I close the bag?

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#mm: Ten energisers online

Quick energy boosters in front of the screen

The gaze is concentrated on the screen. Movement limited to frugal typing on the keyboard. Passively taking things in for long periods of time. That‘ s where an energiser comes in handy. We asked our colleagues and collected some: Energisers for online training.

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#mm: Perceiving gender stereotypes – 4 exercises

The following exercises mainly address the observation and comparison of behaviours attributed to male and female. The focus of the observations should not be so much on one’s own behaviour, but rather on the collective and social aspects of gender. At the same time, however, it should be kept in mind that collective attributions can also quickly affect or hurt our individual self-image. Careful handling is particularly important here: gender stereotypes should be addressed but at the same time they should not be reinforced or codified.


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#mm: Mind-Mapping

An (almost) universal methode for trainings and seminars

Everyone knows mind maps. The many possible applications of mind mapping in teaching and learning processes are far less well known though. Hence this article containing experiences of 30 years of mind-mapping.

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#mm: Activation islands for face-to-face and online trainings

From passive listening to active participation

For the third time, the seminar The „Dream Team“ of frontal lecture and activation islands took place as part of the Trilogy 2020 on 13 October 2020. This time, due to Corona, not at the BIZ in Vienna, but online at BigBlueButton. Therefore, there was an additional seminar objective: activation opportunities that also work online. Michael Ziereis and Ulli Lipp were in charge at their screens.

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